Workington Town's big name signing Fuifui Moimoi is closing in on making his debut for the club.

Visa problems have held up the former New Zealand and Tongan international's first outing in Town colours.

But assistant coach Craig McDowell says he is very close to taking to the field.

"Fuifui is really close now, he might even play this Sunday at Hemel," said McDowell.

"And if he doesn't make it this weekend, then he will definitely be available for selection against Coventry.

"He is just waiting for his visa to come through but he has had a meeting this week and it won't be long now."

Town will also benefit from the services of Larne Patrick, on dual registration from Leigh, for the clash at Hemel.

Patrick was due to feature last weekend, when Town hosted Oldham at Derwent Park, but he had to pull out late on through injury.

But McDowell says the Welsh international is fit and raring to go.

Town lost their clash with Oldham as the former Championship side dominated them to win 32-10.

And McDowell says they are looking for a response from the players when they make the trip to the capital for the 2pm kick-off.

"We are looking for a big performance from the side," said McDowell.

"We've refreshed and regrouped as it wasn't the best day at the office last weekend.

"On Sunday, we are just going to look for two points as that is the most important thing for us."

Hemel Stags have just agreed a four-week loan deal with York City Knights for ex-England Youth international Rory Dixon.

Stags Director of Rugby Dean Thomas told the club's website: "Rory joins us from high-flying York and will hopefully settle in to our processes and systems over the next four weeks.

"He has come through the Castleford Tigers performance pathway and is highly regarded by James Ford. We can look forward to seeing him in action soon."